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Meet the Nationwide Discovery Team

Virtual, March - May 2021

These ten young people are participating in our pilot 18-Session Program and are coming from six different states! Their FFI journey will help them to develop their communication, self-reflection, and empathic leadership skills.

 
Volunteers
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Addi (Addison)

Home State: Illinois

Important Issues:

Mental health, school leadership listening to teachers and students, food insecurity due to COVID, poverty

How do you imagine yourself as a leader?

Training youth and adult leaders through community programs and organizations. Traveling the country and the world to connect community service and social justice groups that have similar missions. 


If I were a ____, I would be a...
Plant: mammillaria cactus
Animal: cat

Favorite Inspirational Quote
“And now that you don’t have to be perfect, you can be good.”

- John Steinbeck

Alex (Alexandra)

Home State: South Carolina

Important Issues:

Access to healthcare, police brutality, unemployment

How do you imagine yourself as a leader?

Leading at school, teaching kids, and being the cool teacher


If I were a ____, I would be a...
Plant: pothos (devil's ivy)
Animal: snail

Favorite Inspirational Quote
"You must never give into despair. Allow yourself to slip down that road and you surrender to your lowest instincts. In the darkest times, hope is something you give yourself. That is the meaning of inner strength." - Uncle Iroh (Avatar: The Last Airbender)

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Aliyah

Home State: Pennsylvania

Important Issues:

Black Lives Matter movement, racism, gender expression, African American history

How do you imagine yourself as a leader?

In Wakanda or a Black Kingdom or some kind, making and abolishing laws, leading with honesty, kindness, and bravery


If I were a ____, I would be a...
Plant: sunflower
Animal: house dog


Favorite Inspiration Quote
"Normal is a delusion. What's normal for the spider is

chaos for the fly." - Morticia Addams

Amy (Aminata)

Home State: Louisiana

Important Issues:

Renewable energy, mental health, education access, STEM opportunities in Louisiana, bringing attention to education corruption

How do you imagine yourself as a leader?

Standing in front of a group of people and developing a production plan for a project. Developing goals and deadlines and tasks. Being aware of weakness. Delegating tasks to build others' skills. Taking a step back and letting them discuss.


If I were a ____, I would be a...
Plant: aloe
Animal: elephant
Favorite Inspiration Quote
“Freeing yourself was one thing, claiming ownership of that freed self was another.” - Toni Morrison

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Geybrell

Home State: Massachusetts

Important Issues:

Racism, how students are taught in school (not encouraging learning, just making them memory machines)

How do you imagine yourself as a leader?

Atop a mountain with a group, they're scouting an island for danger and protecting its citizens from a tyrannical king. Leading a close group of friends by giving advice but also listening to it.


If I were a ____, I would be a...
Plant: amaranth
Animal: ant


Favorite Inspiration Quote:
"If you don't take risks, you can't create a future" - Monkey D. Luffy

Georgia

Home State: South Carolina

Important Issues:

COVID precautions, the polarization of political ideology

How do you imagine yourself as a leader?

Being strong and respected, making positive change in the world, being successful at her job, being a good role-model to those around her, being strong, determined, and bold

If I were a ____, I would be a...
Plant: palm tree
Animal: monkey

Favorite Inspiration Quote:
"One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it's worth watching" - Gerard Way

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Jonah

Home State: New Hampshire

Important Issues:

Undrinkable water, people living on the streets, making a commission to rewrite the curriculum, and giving municipalities home rule

How do you imagine yourself as a leader?

Being the Governor of New Hampshire, creating a new revenue source and reversing the Reagan/Sununu revolution statewide. Making people believe in government again and its power to foster a healthy and vibrant society. Leading working class through the unification of the people


If I were a ____, I would be a...
Plant: tree
Animal: lion or an eagle


Favorite Inspiration Quote:
"I’m tired of marching for something that should’ve been mine at birth." - Dr. King

Juliette

Home State: South Carolina

Important Issues:

Changing the name of her gated community that is offensive to a group of people, removing political ideas from the pandemic response

How do you imagine yourself as a leader?

Speaking at a podium in front of people about a group she started leading females to get equal rights. Leading by inspiring and by getting people together to fight for a common cause.


If I were a ____, I would be a...
Plant: Rose
Animal: Chihuahua


Favorite Inspiration Quote:
"But I took your matches before fire could catch me / So don't look now, I'm shining like fireworks over your sad, empty town" – "Dear John" - Taylor Swift

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Morgan

Home State: New Hampshire

Important Issues:

Trans issues, sexual assault on women, mental health, teenage drug abuse

How do you imagine yourself as a leader?

Leading something like a big art project, helping homeless people, or helping impoverished countries. Being somewhere central to help, preferably Hawaii. Leading like-minded people that are kind, hard-working and helping what they are working towards.


If I were a ____, I would be a...
Plant: Succulent
Animal: Panda


Favorite Inspirational Quotes:
"Hell is empty and all the devils are here" - Shakespeare

Remi

Home State: New Hampshire

Important Issues:

Pandemic response, people not following CDC guidelines

How do you imagine yourself as a leader?

Making others happy and helping each other. Motivating others to do the same and helping others to make the world a better place.


If I were a ____, I would be a...
Plant: spider plant
Animal: turtle


Favorite Inspirational Quotes:
"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever." -  Mahatma Gandhi

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